doc. Jan Dušek, Ph.D.

Contact:

Charles University

Protestant Theological Faculty

Černá 9, P.O.Box 529

115 55  Praha 1

E-mail: dusek@etf.cuni.cz

 

Employment:

  • January 2012 – December 2018: director of the center of excellence “History and Interpretation of the Bible” (project GAČR P401-12-G168)
  • from 2005 onward: researcher at the Centre for Biblical Studies, Charles University in Prague, Protestant Theological Faculty
  • 2002-2005: “allocataire de recherche” (research fellow) in the laboratory EA 1436 – “langues, textes et histoire du monde ouest-sémitique ancien”, École Pratique des Hautes Études, IVe section, Sorbonne, 45-47 rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris, France

Degrees:

  • 2015: habilitation (Doc.) in the field of “Protestant Theology”, Charles University in Prague;
  • 2005: „Diplôme de Docteur“ (PhD.) in the field of „History and Archaeology of the Ancient Worlds”, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Science historiques et philologiques, Paris/France;
  • 2002: „Diplôme d’études approfondies“ in the field of “Philology and Linguistics”, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Science historiques et philologiques, Paris/France;
  • 2001: „Certificat supérieur“ in Syriac, Institut Catholique de Paris: École des Langues et Civilisations de l’Orient Ancien, Paris/France;
  • 2001: „Maîtrise en théologie protestante“, Faculté libre de théologie protestante, Paris/France.

University Education and Fellowships:

  • February–July 2014 and May–July 2016: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, Humboldt-Forschungsstipendium für erfahrene Wissenschaftler;
  • March-May 2007: W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem/Israel (fellow of the A. W. Mellon Foundation);
  • 2002-2005: École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Sciences historiques et philologiques, Paris/France (history, epigraphy, archaeology);
  • 2003-2004 : École Biblique et Archéologique Française à Jérusalem, Israel (history, epigraphy, archaeology and numismatics of ancient Palestine), fellow of the Order of St. John from the Jerusalem Hospital.
  • 2001-2002: École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Sciences historiques et philologiques Paris/France (Aramaic philology and linguistics);
  • 1999-2001: Institut Catholique de Paris (Syriac)
  • 1999-2001: Faculté libre de théologie protestante, Paris (protestant theology);
  • 1996-1999: Protestant theological faculty, Charles University in Prague (protestant theology).

Awards:

  • 2014: monograph Aramaic and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and Samaria between Antiochus III and Antiochus IV Epiphanes (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 54), Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012, evaluated as 4th best monograph written on Charles University in Prague and published in 2012.
  • 2010 Award of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the category of young researchers (up to 35 years) for outstanding research in the field of north-west Semitic philology, palaeography and history of ancient Palestine.
  • 2007: Medal of the 1st degree of the Ministry of education, youth and sports, Czech Republic for the project “Les manuscrits araméens du Wadi Daliyeh et la Samarie vers 450-335 BCE”.

Membership in Scientific Institutions, Associations and Editorial Boards:

  • foreign member of the West Semitic section of the laboratory UMR 7192 “Proche-Orient et Caucase” Collège de France, Paris/France;
  • member of the editorial team of Bibliothèque de Qumrân, Éditions du Cerf, Paris, France;
  • member of the Société des études samaritaines, Paris/France;
  • member of the Society of Biblical Literature;
  • member of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston: USA.
  • 2008-2013: member of the section “Theology, philosophy, law”, Science Foundation of the Charles University in Prague.

Research Grants:

  • 2012-2018: principal investigator of the research project of the center of excellence GA ČR P401/12/G168 “History and Interpretation of the Bible”;
  • 2009-2013: collaborator of the research project GAČR 404/09/0162 “Centre or Periphery? – History and Culture of Syria-Palestine (3000-300 B.C.)”;
  • 2007-2009: principal investigator of the research project GAČR 401/07/P454 “Critical Assessment of the New Epigraphic Discoveries concerning the History of Samaria from the 4th cent. BCE to 1st cent. CE”;
  • 2005-2011: collaborator of the project LC 538 “Center of Biblical Studies”;
  • 2005-2006: collaborator of the project “Hermeneutics of the Christian, especially Protestant Tradition in the Cultural History of Europe” (MSM 0021620802).

Publications:

 Monographs:

  • Aramaic and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and Samaria between Antiochus III and Antiochus IV Epiphanes (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 54), Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012;
  • Les manuscrits araméens du Wadi Daliyeh et la Samarie vers 450-332 av. J.-C. (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 30), Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2007.

Collective monographs and conference proceedings:

  • J. Dušek – J. Mynářová (eds.), Aramaean Borders: Defining Aramaean Territories in the 10th-8th Centuries B.C.E. (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East), Leiden: Brill, forthcoming (2019).
  • J. Dušek (ed.), The Samaritans in Historical, Cultural and Linguistic Perspectives (Studia Judaica 110; Studia Samaritana 11), Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018.
  • J. Dušek – J. Roskovec (eds.), The Process of Authority. The Dynamics in Transmission and Reception of Canonical Texts (Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 27), Berlin – Boston: De Gruyter, 2016.
  • P. Čech – J. Mynářová – D. Antalík – J. Dušek, Jak je psáno. Vědecké, právní, administrativní a školní texty starověké Levanty (Starověké písemnictví Levanty 4), Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2014 [As Is Written. Scientific, Legal, Administrative and School Texts of the Ancient Levant].
  • J. Dušek – D. Antalík – P. Čech – J. Mynářová, Jako pták v kleci. Epigrafické památky starověké Levanty (Starověké písemnictví Levanty 5), Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2013 [Like a Bird in a Cage. Epigraphic sources of the ancient Levant].
  • J. Mynářová – J. Dušek – P. Čech – D. Antalík, Poskytni králi výmluvná slova. Korespondence starověké Levanty (Starověké písemnictví Levanty 3), Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2013 [Correspondence of the Ancient Levant].
  • D. Antalík – P. Čech – J. Mynářová – J. Dušek, Na stezkách domu Baalova. Náboženské texty literární a kultické (Starověké písemnictví Levanty 2), Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2013 [On the Paths of the House of Baal. Religious, Literary and Cultic Texts].
  • J. Mynářová – J. Dušek – P. Čech – D. Antalík (vyd.), Písemnictví starého Předního východu (Starověké písemnictví Levanty 1), Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2011 [Literatures of the Ancient Near East].

Selected Articles and Studies:

  • “Dating the Aramaic Stele Sefire I,” Aramaic Studies (forthcoming).
  • “The Kingdom of Arpad/Bīt-Agūsi: Its Capital, and Its Borders,” in J. Dušek – J. Mynářová (eds.), Aramaean Borders: Defining Aramaean Territories in the 10th-8th Centuries B.C.E. (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East), Leiden: Brill, forthcoming (2019).
  • “Crushing the Locust in Sefire I A, 24. A New Look at the Curse,” Semitica 59 (2017), p. 143-155.
  • “‘Aram’ in the Aramaic Inscriptions from Sefire,” Aramaic Studies 15 (2017), p. 1-22.
  • “Languages and Scripts of Samaria in the Persian and Hellenistic Periods,” in U. Hübner – H. Niehr (Hrsg.), Sprachen in Palästina im 2. und 1. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Kolloquium des Deutschen Vereins zur Erforschung Palästinas, 02.-04.11.2012, Mainz (Abhandlungen des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 43), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017, p. 121-151.
  • „MS 4612/7. Fragments of Wadi ed-Daliyeh Documentary Texts,“ in T. Elgvin – K. Davis – M. Langlois (eds.), Gleanings from the Caves. Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts from the Schøyen Collection, London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016, p. 313-319.
  • (Jan Dušek – Gaby Abousamra) „Aramaic Inscription on Stela ‘Sefire III’: New Photographs,“ BAAL: Bulletin d’Archéologie et d’Architecture Libanaises 16 (2016), p. 339-348.
  • (Jan Dušek – Jana Mynářová) „Tell Fekheriye Inscription: A Process of Authority on the Edge of the Assyrian Empire,“ in J. Dušek – J. Roskovec (eds.), The Process of Authority. The Dynamics in Transmission and Reception of Canonical Texts (Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 27), Berlin – Boston: De Gruyter, 2016, p. 9-39.
  • „Exkurs I: Zur Gnade im spätantiken Judentum. 1. Die Handschriften von Qumran,“ in L. Karfíková (ed.), Handbuch der Dogmengeschichte. Band III, Faszikel 5a (1. Teil): Gnadelehre in Schrif und Patristik, Freiburg – Basel – Wien: Herder, 2016, p. 70-78.
  • „La mission d’Esdras à Jérusalem et deux inscriptions hébraïques du Mt. Garizim,“ Transeuphratène 44 (2014), p. 155-163.
  • „Mt. Gerizim Sanctuary, Its History and Enigma of Origin,“ Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 3/1 (2014), p. 111-133.
  • Ḥesed dans la Règle de la Communauté et charis dans l’épître de Paul aux Galates“, in J.-S. Rey (ed.), The Dead Sea Scrolls and Pauline Literature (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah, 102), Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2014, p. 89-107.
  • „Achíkarova slova z Elefantiny,“ in D. Antalík – P. Čech – J. Mynářová – J. Dušek, Na stezkách domu Baalova. Náboženské texty literární a kultické (Starověké písemnictví Levanty 2), Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2014, p. 168-186 [Words of Ahiqar from Elephantine].
  • „Aramaic in the Persian Period“, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 2 (2013), p. 243-264.
  • (Jan Dušek – Jana Mynářová) „Phoenician and Aramaic Inscriptions from Abusir,“ in Alejandro F. Botta (ed.), In the Shadow of Bezalel. Aramaic, Biblical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Bezalel Porten (Culture & History of the Ancient Near East 60), Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2013, p. 53-69.
  • „Aramejské státy Levanty v době železné,“ in J. Dušek – D. Antalík – P. Čech – J. Mynářová, Jako pták v kleci. Epigrafické památky starověké Levanty (Starověké písemnictví Levanty 5), Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2013, p. 71-86 [Inscriptions of the Aramaean states of the Levant in the Iron Age].
  • „Státy jižní Levanty v době železné,“ in J. Dušek – D. Antalík – P. Čech – J. Mynářová, Jako pták v kleci. Epigrafické památky starověké Levanty (Starověké písemnictví Levanty 5), Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2013, p. 177-200, p. 205-217, p. 219-232 and p. 240-256 [Inscriptions of the states of the southern Levant in the Iron Age].
  • „Hebrejské, aramejské a foinické dopisy, 8.-5. stol. př. Kr.,“ in J. Mynářová – J. Dušek – P. Čech – D. Antalík, Poskytni králi výmluvná slova. Korespondence starověké Levanty (Starověké písemnictví Levanty 3), Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2013, p. 138-166 [Hebrew, Aramaic and Phoenician Letters, 8th-5th cent. BCE].
  • „Again on Samarian Governors and Coins in the Persian Period. A Rejoinder to Edward Lipiński and Michał Marciak,“ in J. Frey – U. Schattner-Rieser – K. Schmidt (ed.), Die Samaritaner und die Bibel / The Samaritans and the Bible (Studia Judaica 70; Studia Samaritana 7), Berlin – Boston: De Gruyter, 2012, p. 119-155.
  • „Několik poznámek k fragmentu Dt 27,4-6 údajně z Kumránu,“ in S. Horňanová – K. Šoltésová (ed.), Texty z Kumránu v kontexte pluralitného intertestamentárneho judaizmu, Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, 2012, p. 18-26 [Some Nots on Fragment of Dtr 27:4-6 Presumably from Qumran].
  • „Archaeology and Texts in the Persian Period: Focus on Sanballat,“ in M. Nissinen (ed.), Congress Volume Helsinki 2010 (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 148), Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2012, p. 117-132.
  • (Jan Dušek – Jana Mynářová) „Phoenician and Aramaic inscriptions on a Phoenician Storage jar (Excav. no. 826/S/10). A Preliminary report,“ in L. Bareš – K. Smoláriková (ed.), Abusir XXI. The Shaft Tomb of Menekhibnekau – Volume I: Archeology, Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology – Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, 2011, p. 179-181.
  • „Protection of Ownership in the Deeds of Sale: Deeds of Sale from the Judean Desert in Context“, in A. Lange – E. Tov – M. Weigold (ed.), The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context: Integrating the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Study of Ancient Texts, Languages, and Cultures, Vol. II (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 140/II), Leiden - Boston: Brill, 2011, p. 857-879.
  • „Kanaánské písemnictví jižní Levanty v 10.-4. stol. př. Kr.“, in J. Mynářová – J. Dušek – P. Čech – D. Antalík (ed.), Písemnictví starého Předního východu, Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2011, p. 282-316. [Literature of the southern Levant in 10th – 4th Cent. BCE].
  • „Aramejské písemnictví“, in J. Mynářová – J. Dušek – P. Čech – D. Antalík (ed.), Písemnictví starého Předního východu, Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2011, p. 396-417 [Aramaic Literature].
  • „Administration of Samaria in the Hellenistic Period,“ in J. Zsengellér (ed.), Samaria, Samarians, Samaritans. Studies on Bible, History and Linguistics (Studia Judaica: Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums 66; Studia Samaritana 6), Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011, p. 71-88.
  • „Formulaires juridiques dans les contrats du wadi Daliyeh,“ in Sophie Démare-Lafont – André Lemaire (ed.), Trois millénaires de formulaires juridiques (Hautes études orientales – Moyen et Proche Orient 4, 48), Genève: Droz, 2010, p. 279-316.
  • „The Satisfaction and the Payment-Receipt Clauses in the Aramaic Legal Tradition: Between Egypt and Levant,” P. Maříková Vlčková – J. Mynářová – Martin Tomášek (ed.), My Things Changed Things. Social Development and Cultural Exchange in Prehistory, Antiquity, and the Middle Ages, Prague: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts – Institute of Archeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2009, p. 87-99.
  • „Správní, ekonomické a náboženské instituce v Samaří v době perské (mezi Artaxerxem I. a Dariem III.),“ Studie a texty Evangelické teologické fakulty 13 (2008/2), p. 91-111. [Administrative, Economic and Religious Institutions of Samaria in the Persian Period (between Artaxerxes I and Darius III)].
  • „Milost v kumránsých rukopisech“, in L. Karfíková – J. A. Dus (ed.), Milost v antické, židovské a křesťanské tradici, Jihlava: Mlýn, 2008, p. 43-58. [Mercy in the Qumran manuscripts].
  • „Dopis Mary, syna Serapionova“, in P. Pokorný, Od Ježíše k teologii (Studie a texty 12), Jihlava: Mlýn, 2008, p. 35-40 [translation from Syriac to Czech of the Letter of Mara bar Serapion].
  • „Ruling of Inscriptions in Hellenistic Samaria“, Maarav 14.2 (2007), p. 43-65.
  • „Odkrývání tajemství rukopisů od Mrtvého moře (studie o současném stavu bádání)“, in Stanislav Segert et al., Rukopisy od Mrtvého moře, Praha, 2007, p. 227-279; [Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls (present state of research)].
  • „Žalmy 152 a 153“, Plav. Měsíčník pro světovou literaturu 7 (2005), p. 19-24 [Psalms 152 and 153].
  • „Žalmy: hebrejský, řecký a syrský text Žalmu 151“, Plav. Měsíčník pro světovou literaturu 2 (2005), p. 47-48 [Psalms: Hebrew, Greek and Syriac Text of Psalm 151].
  • „Saying ‚True‘ According to A. J. Greimas“, in P. Pokorný - J. Roskovec (ed.), Philosophical Hermeneutics and Biblical Exegesis (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 153), Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2002, p. 94-100.
  • „Sémiotika a Bible : Pařížská škola“, Teologická reflexe 2 (2000), p. 101-123 (ve spolupráci s D. Larangé) [Semiotics and the Bible: Paris School].

Entries in dictionaries and encyclopediae:

  • „Galilee, Galileans; II. Hebrew Bible/Old Testament,“ in D. Allison, Jr. et al. (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol. 9, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014, col. 911.
  • „Gareb (Person),“ in D. Allison, Jr. et al. (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol. 9, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014, col. 985.
  • „Gate Between the Two Walls,“ in D. Allison, Jr. et al. (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol. 9, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014, col. 1005.
  • „Geber,“ in D. Allison, Jr. et al. (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol. 9, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014, col. 1059.